Louis Chenevert is a Canadian businessman who was born in Montreal, Quebec. He has worked to improve every company he has served with since the beginning of his career. Before he went to work with any company, he attended HEC Montreal Business School at the University of Montreal and received his degree in production management while there. The knowledge he acquired during his college years gave him the tools he needed to get started with a legitimate company, and that company was General Motors.
Louis Chenevert was hired on with General Motors at St. Therese, Quebec after finishing his education and was tasked with running the company’s assembly line in Montreal. He learned a lot while serving with General Motors and his dedication to focusing on the details helped to improve the speed at which the company’s assembly line ran. Chenevert eventually felt the need to move on and did so after working with General Motors for 14 years.
In 1993, Louis Chenevert made the decision to go to work with Pratt & Whitney (P&W). He was hired on with P&W Canada, which is a division of the company that focuses on the aerospace industry. In 1996, he moved on from the company’s Canadian division and took over as the executive vice president of the company, at-large. It didn’t take him long before he was saving the company money by cutting down on the costs of manufacturing, and he also helped to cut the time down that it took to build an engine.
In 1999, Louis Chenevert took over as president of P&W, and it was up to him to change the direction that the company was going in. Before he became president, P&W had not been doing good. This was before he decided to focus on helping the company to earn a profit again. After lifting the company back up, its parent company, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), took notice of the work he was doing. Chenevert was eventually hired to work with UTC, and he became the best CEO the company has ever had. His legacy lives on today.